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Heartsill Ragon
Birth: Mar. 20, 1885
Dublin
Logan County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1940
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the US House of Representatives from Arkansas 5th district for six consecutive terms from march 1923 until his resignation in June 1933. Born Hiram Heartsill Ragon he attended local grade schools, Clarksville High School and The College of the Ozarks, both in Clarksville, Arkansas. He then attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and graduated with a law degree. He returned to Arkansas where in 1908 he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Clarksville. In 1911 he entered politics by being elected to the Arkansas State House of Representatives, serving until 1913. From 1916 until 1920 he served as district attorney, In 1918 he became Secretary of the Democratic State convention, followed in 1920 as Chairman of the Democratic State convention. In 1922 he was elected to the US House of Representatives from Arkansas's 5th district and was re-elected to five additional terms. In June 1933 he resigned his congressional seat to take an appointment as judge of the US District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, serving until his death at the age of 55. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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  H. Heartsill Ragon (1917 - 1975)*
 
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Forest Park Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 28, 2002
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Thank you for your public service in the US House of Representatives. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
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